Former Missouri deputy charged in double slaying, shootout

Marvin Rice, a former Missouri sheriff's deputy was charged with murdering an ex-lover and her boyfriend, and assaulting a law enforcement officer by exchanging gunfire. He could face life in prison or the death penalty if convicted.

Investigation finds that driver was texting in Missouri traffic accident

A 19-year-old who was texting while driving caused a fatal accident on Aug. 5, 2010, and now the National Transportation Safety Board will meet to hear results of the investigation and make safety recommendations.

Pennsylvania man escapes from western Missouri jail

The man, who was being held in the jail at Lexington on federal drug-related charges, escaped Sunday afternoon through a maintenance room to the jail's roof. 

Rock Bridge girls basketball defeats Lafayette

The Rock Bridge girls basketball team won 55-25 at Lafayette on Monday in Wildwood.

Ex-aide to Ike Skelton plans run for Missouri secretary of state

Ryan Dillon, an aide to former Congressman Ike Skelton, said he plans to run for Missouri secretary of state.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Nixon must take the lead on insurance exchange

A $26 million grant has been approved by the Missouri House. But ideologues in the state Senate have vowed to block any measure that brings the state into compliance with “Obamacare.”

Columbia food bank attempts to collect 1 million pounds of food by Thursday

Thursday's "One 4 One Holiday Food Drive" will be held from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Gerbes on Nifong Boulevard and in the parking lot on the northeast corner of Broadway and Providence Road.

Kansas City Chiefs fire coach Todd Haley

The Chiefs fired Todd Haley after the team fell to 5-8 with a loss to the New York Jets on Sunday.

Former Missouri deputy charged after firing at police during chase

Marvin Rice, who is suspected of killing an ex-lover and her boyfriend, was arrested after a high-speed chase that ended in a shootout in a hotel near the state Capitol.

Board of Curators to name new UM System president Tuesday

The UM System Board of Curators will announce the new president at an event in the Reynolds Alumni Center Tuesday at 10 a.m.